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Entree, Vegetarian, Fall, Winter, Soup |250 calories per serving|25 minute recipe

Quick Eight- Vegetable Soup

This content was last updated on January 10, 2020

If you’re rushing around this week, dinner may seem like a daunting new task. Don’t worry! We have a healthy dish you can prepare in a breeze. Frozen veggies cut down on prep time and thanks to flash-freezing technology, contain the same nutrients as their fresh counterparts. Beans add protein and extra fiber. Serve this soup with some warm, crusty whole grain bread for a quick and wholesome meal.


  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 4 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup frozen baby lima beans
  • 1 (15 oz.) can no salt added black, Great Northern, or navy beans
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1/2 cup frozen tri-colored bell peppers
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano or thyme
  • Pinch of dried red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup frozen broccoli florets
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Makes 4 servings (1 1/3 cup). Per serving: 250 calories, 8 g total fat (2 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 32 g carbohydrates, 10 g protein, 9 g dietary fiber, 410 mg sodium, 5 g sugar, 0 g added sugar.


  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add broth and bring liquid to boil. Add lima beans, reduce heat and simmer covered for 5 minutes.
  2. Add canned beans, mixed vegetables, peppers, oregano and pepper flakes and simmer covered for 5 minutes. Add broccoli, cover, and cook for 5 minutes. Add salt to taste. This soup keeps covered in refrigerator for 3 days. Reheat in covered pot over medium heat.
  3. To serve, divide soup among deep bowls. Option to top each serving with 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese.

This recipe contains cancer fighting foods:

This recipe was specially crafted to support cancer prevention and survival. It adheres to AICR's Cancer Prevention Recommendations. Learn more about our recipe guidelines.

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